The 10 Best Restaurants In Caballito, Buenos Aires

Photo of Madeleine Bazil
9 February 2017

Caballito, located in the heart of Buenos Aires, is full of beautiful old houses, green spaces and a charming mix of people. Venture south from the energetic barrios further north in the city, and amidst the tree-lined streets in Caballito are a variety of interesting finds. Read on for the top 10 restaurants in the peaceful neighborhood.

Caballito, Parque Rivadavia/CABA | © Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina/Flickr


Restaurant, Salad Bar, Dessert, $$$
Rush hour under the Jacarandá
Rush hour under the Jacarandá | © Beatrice Murch/Flickr
Good food, good atmosphere, and good service are what define this charming restaurant, named for the trees which cover the city in purple blossoms every springtime. Settle in for a plate of osobuco and some Malbec, for a small corkage fee, diners can bring their own booze.

El Resto Del Vivero

Restaurant, Dessert, $$$
Located in the living room of what was formerly a mansion, just moments from the university’s Philosophy and Literature building, this cozy restaurant is beautifully decorated and welcoming. Serving everything from pasta to fish to stir-fries to homemade desserts, there is something for everyone.


Restaurant, Argentina, Pastries, $$$
Gnocchi with Truffle
Gnocchi with Truffle | © Luigi Anzivino/WikiCommons
Tuck into a generous portion of homemade pasta or gnocchi at this cheerful, friendly restaurant. With a warm, rustic ambiance, helpful waitstaff, and fair prices, this is the perfect place for a casual dinner with family or friends. Stop by at breakfast as well for a dulce de leche-filled croissant before a day of exploring the city.


Just a few blocks from Primera Junta subte station is this modern, attractive restaurant, which offers a great deal at lunchtime: an appetizer, main, beverage, and dessert for a reasonable set price. Don’t miss the bread basket, which includes olive toast and herb rolls.
Address & telephone number: Calcio, Rivadavia 5701, Buenos Aires, Argentina, +54 11 4988-9289

El Mayoral

Restaurant, Argentina, $$$
Tenedor Libre
Tenedor Libre | © dragonflysky/Flickr
The concept of a tenedor libre, or ‘free fork,’ restaurant, is a quintessential Argentinian phenomenon: a self-serve buffet for a set price. El Mayoral is a great place to go with a big group of people with diverse tastes; there are meats, fish, pasta, and more. A dessert and drinks are included in the fixed price, so be prepared for a veritable feast.


This neighborhood favorite is always full of hungry locals, and for good reason. With hearty portions, a family-friendly atmosphere, and a wide selection of offerings, it’s no surprise at all that denizens of Caballito flock to Mangiata for huge plates of pasta.
Address & telephone number: Mangiata, Av. Ángel Gallardo 601, Buenos Aires, Argentina, +54 11 4982-6843

Rosatto Restaurante

Rosatto offers a variety of dishes and an extensive wine list, and all of it is well executed. If the weather is nice, sit outdoors for a view of one of the most beautiful blocks of all of Caballito. Start off with a delicious, warm empanada, and follow it up with a bowl of risotto.
Address & telephone number: Rosatto Restaurante, Av. Del Barco Centenera 401, Buenos Aires, Agentina, +54 11 4988-1232

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